Saturday, November 24, 2012

This Week's Blog Post

Gemstone Lanyards
I have been wanting to make multi gemstone lanyards for a while now. It was just a matter of time available to create fresh, new inventory.
Well I had some extra time between product orders this week and made one with silver plated findings and one with gold plated findings. They really look much more like jewelry than my other ones! Available at Miss Val’s Creations.

Red Tavern
This is my favorite building in town named the Red Tavern. It is haunted (supposedly).
Reading up on this I learned that its original owner, Edward Searles was actually responsible for the walls in the city that I mentioned in my last post.
They were built to create more privacy for his property. I found this cool old photo on a Searles history site showing some of the walled part which really looks out of place today!
The Tavern was built in the early 1900s as a guest house to his castle. The nuns own his castle now so I have not actually seen it. Maybe in the spring I will try checking it out if it is accessible!
It was sold in 1946 and additions were added to the original structure which I think is what makes it so visually appealing to me.
Today it houses business and a function hall. I have been inside and it is quite beautiful with wood paneled walls, high ceilings, fire places….all sorts of stateliness!
 It is not easy finding much information online for all these neat old places and structures but I am slowly finding more photos online of things to check out!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great fun-filled week! ~Val


  1. Hi Val,
    hope you had a great Thanksgiving :)
    What a wonderful building that is and exciting to find out the owner built those walls!
    Most of the historical building here (well, those that are left) are privately owned and cannot be viewed from the inside. More's the pity!
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  2. Your lanyard is great! I love multicolored necklaces too. They suit to any outfit :)
    Have a nice week!

  3. Love your multi gemstone lanyard! The colors are fun and you can wear it with everything. Very cool building, your so lucky there is so much history where you live.
    Everyday Inspired

  4. ALWAYS love your photos Val! and really loving your mixed stone lanyards ... very pretty

  5. Love the shots of red amidst the darker colors in the lanyard ♥

    You have such nice walkable places in town with loads of history. TFS!

  6. Love the lanyard! Beautiful colors! The Red Tavern is amazing! Love it! Have a great one my friend ;o)

  7. Your new lanyard would dress up any outfit...perfect for the office!

  8. The name "Red Tavern" makes me think of a bar but if the nuns own it now then I guess not!!

  9. Haunted Red Tavern...there is another blog post in there :-) This building has some great details on it. What wonderful doors!
    Your lanyard is such a beautiful mix of pretty!
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  10. I love all of the wonderful color in this lanyard, Val! It's so cheerful.
    What a wonderful building this is. Almost looks too friendly to be haunted.
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

  11. What a wonderful work of art your lanyard is! The different stones with all of their varied sizes and colors definitely has allure. Thanks for sharing more of your wonderful town, your pictures are so lovely.

  12. What a lovely lanyard. Such beautiful stones. I really enjoy your little tours too. Thanks for sharing your town with us.

  13. Love those little buildings. I could make myself at home in one of those! :)

  14. You've created a beautiful lanyard. I love the eclectic stones you chose.


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